Very early history
Amancio Ortega opened the very first Zara store in 1975 in central A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Ortega initially named the store Zorba after the classic film Zorba the Greek, however after learning there was a bar with the same name 2 blocks away, they reorganized the letters molded for the indicator to “Zara”. It is thought the added “a” originated from an extra collection of letters that had been made for the business.   The initial shop featured low-cost lookalike products of prominent, higher-end garments styles. Ortega opened up added shops throughout Spain. During the 1980s, Ortega changed the design, manufacturing, and also distribution process to decrease lead times as well as react to new trends in a quicker way, which he called “instant styles”. The improvements included making use of infotech and making use of teams of developers instead of individuals.
In 1988, the company began its international development via Porto, Portugal.  In 1989, it went into the United States, and afterwards France in 1990.  During the 1990s, Zara broadened to Mexico (1992 ),  Greece, Belgium and also Sweden (1993 ). In the early 2000s, Zara opened its initial stores in Japan and also Singapore (2002 ), Russia and also Malaysia (2003 ),    China,  Morocco,  Estonia,  Hungary  as well as Romania (2004 ),  the Philippines,  Costa Rica  and Indonesia (2005 ),  South Korea (2008 ),  India (2010 ),  and South Africa and also Australia (2011 ).  
On September 2010, Zara launched its online store. The web site began in Spain, the UK, Portugal, Italy, Germany and also France.  In November that exact same year, Zara Online extended the solution to 5 even more nations: Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.  On-line shops began operating in the USA in 2011,  Russia and also Canada in 2013,    as well as Mexico,  Romania,  as well as South Korea in 2014.   India in 4 October 2017.
Zara presented making use of RFID technology in its shops in 2014. The RFID chips lie in the security tags which are eliminated from garments when it is purchased as well as can be recycled. The chip enables the company to swiftly take supply by identifying radio signals from the RFID tags. When an item is marketed, the warehouse is promptly informed to ensure that the thing can be replaced. A product that is out the rack can quickly be located with the RFID tag. 
In 2015, Zara was ranked 30 on Interbrand’s checklist of finest international brands.